Veterinary oncology market profiled in new Brakke Consulting report

New study offers a look into the No. 1 killer of dogs and cats: cancer

Brakke Consulting in Dallas has announced the release of a new study that profiles the veterinary oncology sector.

“Oncology is one of the highest interest areas in veterinary medicine today,” said Lynn Fondon DVM, a senior consultant at Brakke Consulting. “In the past decade, the U.S. has gone from zero cancer therapies approved for veterinary use to a more than a half-dozen, with dozens more in development.”

The study, Cancer in Dogs and Cats, provides information on the incidence of cancer in pets, examines how cancer is diagnosed and treated in veterinary medicine, and offers estimated costs for treatment. The report reviews the FDA-approved cancer treatments that are now on the market; new and developing veterinary cancer products, including therapies, diagnostics, and supportive care, are also presented. It estimates the current sales of veterinary-approved cancer therapies, as well as provides estimates of the total number of pets treated with chemotherapy or immunotherapy.

“We surveyed both veterinarians and pet owners for this study, and we found that despite costs that can reach thousands of dollars, many dog and cat owners are willing to pursue treatment when their pets are diagnosed with cancer,” said Dr. Fondon.

The report, the fourth edition of a study first fielded in 2002, and subsequently updated in 2009 and 2014, gathered information from a wide variety of sources, including published literature, specialist interviews, and a survey of more than 350 small animal veterinarians and 500 pet owners.

Cancer in Dogs and Cats is available from Brakke Consulting for $7,500. For more information, visit the Brakke website.

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